How to Tell if Your Child Needs Glasses

 In Eye Care

Have you had the gut feeling that your child may have developed vision problems? If your child is struggling when it comes to accomplishing basic motor functions or doing well in school their vision may be to blame. The doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Orem can provide your child with an exam to determine their vision needs. In the mean time we have listed some ways to tell if your child needs glasses.

Constant Squinting

If you see your child squinting their eyes when trying to focus on an object or something in the distance they may be trying to improve their eye sight on their own. Peeking through a small opening reduces the size of the blurred image on the back of the retina. This temporarily improves vision and could be a sign of your child compensating for poor vision

Tilting their Head

As with squinting your child may be tilting their head from one side to another to try and improve their vision. Your child may have double vision when looking down or in a certain direction and tilting the head may minimize the double vision to a more manageable level.

Problems Reading

If your child seems to have a hard time reading they may have a vision problem. Using their finger to keep their place or losing their place while reading could be signs of astigmatism. If you notice your child is bringing books up closer to their face or looking down at an odd angle they may be nearsighted. The doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Orem can help you to figure out what your child is experiencing.

Rubbing Eyes and Frequent Headaches

If you notice that your child is constantly rubbing their eyes or complaining of a headache this could be fatigue from trying to compensate for blurred vision. Glass could help reduce the headaches and fatigue in their eyes.

If you are unsure whether your child is experiencing vision problems it is always a good idea to have them checked by one of our experienced doctors at Utah Valley Eye Center in Orem. Our doctors have vast experience with children and adults alike. If you are interested in any of our services, including LASIK, or just have a few questions feel free to call our office to schedule a consultation today.

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